Carmel Valley Village (also known as Carmel Valley for short) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Monterey County, California, United States. At the time of the 2000 census the population was 4,700.
Carmel Valley Village is located at.According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 19.1 square miles (49.4 km²), all of it land.
The Carmel River drains the area of Carmel Valley. Primary ecosystems of the vicinity include California oak woodland, riparian woodland, chaparral, grassland and savanna. Dominant oak trees include Quercus agrifolia. The locale of Carmel Valley is also the northernmost range of the hybrid oak Quercus alvordiana.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,700 people, 1,963 households, and 1,279 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 246.3 people per square mile (95.1/km²). There were 2,105 housing units at an average density of 110.3/sq mi (42.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.15% White, 0.38% African American, 0.38% Native American, 1.13% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 2.72% from other races, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.81% of the population.
There were 1,963 households out of which 26.6% had children under the age of 18, 54.0% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.86.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 22.5% from 25 to 44, 36.2% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $70,799, and the median income for a family was $85,191. Males had a median income of $56,083 versus $37,406 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $42,991. About 3.1% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 5.1% of those age 65 or over.
Carmel Valley Village has a number of wine tasting rooms, as well as several high-end hotels affiliated with the wineries. Wineries with tasting rooms in Carmel Valley include Bernardus, Boëté, Chateau Julien, Chateau Sinnet, Galante, Georis, Heller Estate, Joullian Village, Parsonage, San Saba and Talbott. A public bus, called the Grapevine Express Route 24 and run by Monterey-Salinas Transit, stops at most of these tasting rooms.